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Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.I will be pleased to help you.
The mark on your porcelain is called a "Generic Czechoslovakia country of origin mark."
That means any factory in Czechoslovakia could have made your plates. The mark was used from the 1890s to the 1940s.
The number/letter is the factory generated ID or pattern mark for your pates.
Now please give time to look values for your plates.
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To complete my answer, I need a little more information.
In rereading your question, I found that you may have more than just a set of six plates.
To determine an accurate value for your set, I need to know how many pieces each of the 6 guests have?
Then I need to know what serving pieces you have. These can add as much as 50% to the value of a set.
I look forward to your reply.
I thank you in advance for your continuing patience.
I should not be much longer now.
From my research, I was able to determine a retail vintage store value of $1500-1600 assuming excellent condition.
As for where to sell.....If you want to sell quickly at wholesale prices, try one of these sites.I do not know where you live so I will make suggestions for three countries.
If you would like to sell close to retail , some ideas are:
The internet has your largest audience of buyers. Place small ads on these sites or set up your own small store on these sites.
Etsy.com - small fees - 20 cents to list plus 3.5% final price.GoAntiques.com - more upscale fee basedRubylane.com - more upscale fee basedTias.comAmazon Marketplace: http://services.amazon.com/content/sell-on-amazon.htm/ref=footer_soa?ld=AZFSSOAcyberattic.comtrocadero.com
Another method that could be very effective would be to place a classified in the "Maine Antique Digest" It has a large readership of collectors all across the country.
I highly recommend this method. They only charge $25 for 25 words in a classified ad. This publication is a monthly newspaper as well as on their internet website.
If you decide to sell then you probably will need to ship.
How to pack and send china:
China is best packed with 2 paper plates between the plates, platters and saucers. Then wrap a few plates together with several layers of bubble wrap. Tape the loose ends of the bubble wrap together.For cups and bowls, wrap separately with a couple of layers of bubbble wrap.
Put a several inch layer of crunched newspaper in the bottom of each packing box.
Arrange the heavier items on the newspaper first. Then add the cups and small bowls on top of the heavier pieces.
In a second box, crunched newspaper, stacked plates face up, not on edges followed by lighter items.
Before putting the newspaper in the bottoms, reinforce the bottom and sides of a strong corrugated box with cut corrugated sheets (cut from another box). Then start with the crunched newsprint.
After filling each box up to about 5 inches from the top, put several inches of crumched newsprint on the top of the stacked china.
Firmly tape the box closed with several layers of tape.
Write two things on all the sides of the boxes - "Fragile" and "Top" with arrows pointing to the top.
On the top, write "This side up."
For expensive items, the Postal service will allow one to purchase higher insurance.
If possible, ship two-day service. This eliminates long trips with boxes transferred from truck to truck.
A private seller to a dealer or at auction can expect 30-60% of retail value.
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I am sorry but I have studied and researched the marks carefully. There are no records that give such detailed information. Porcelains made in Czechoslovakia at this time were only marked this way all over the country with no identification for the factory or the city.
The letter and numbers were for factory use only. Their exact reference was buried deep in the records of the country which probably were destroyed during the chaos of WWII.
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